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Dawn Allen is a speedster, the daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West, and the mother of Jenni Ognats.

Not long before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Barry Allen and Iris West travelled forwards in time, to the 30th century, where they settled. There, they concieved a pair of twins: Don and Dawn Allen. After Iris gave birth, Barry was only able to spend a month with the children before he would be called back to the present day in order to help the forces of good in the Crisis. Tragically, he was seemingly slain in the conflict.

Over the next several years, Don and Dawn would grow to adulthood, inheriting their father's super-speed, becoming the Tornado Twins. Dawn eventually gave birth to Jenni Ognats, who grew into a hero in her own right.

Eventually, Don and Dawn would seemingly be lost in a battle with the Dominators. However, they were saved by Eobard Thawne, their father's greatest enemy. He used his abilities to taint them with the Reverse Speed Force, turning them to his side. He first unleashed the pair in a future version of Central City against an aged Flash;[1] then, he brought them back to the present with him, making them part of his Legion of Zoom.[2]

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The Allen family reunites in the 30th Century

The Tornado Twins were then confronted by Impulse, Don's son. Bart convinced the two speedsters to stop fighting as they realized that Thawne used the Negative Speed Force to turn them against the Flash Family. Don and Dawn then started to fade, with Dawn telling Bart to tell Iris that they are sorry for what they did before going home.[3]

Don and Dawn would later be visited by their parents, who traveled to the 30th Century with the Cosmic Treadmill of the the Flash Museum. The Allen family had many adventures together before Barry and Iris tearfully returned to the present.[4]


  • Speed Force Conduit: Speed force conduits possess a connection to the Speed Force, a cosmic force that allows its users to push the boundaries that keep time and space. As a conduit of the Speed Force, all aspects of their physiology are accelerated and enhanced.[5]
    • Accelerated Healing: By having a connection to the speed force, every speed force conduit has an incredibly fast healing ability and can heal from most injuries in seconds and devastating injuries in minutes.[6]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive and process thoughts faster than the normal person.[7]
    • Phasing: Speed Force conduits can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate their molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing them to phase through objects.[8]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force manifests an aura around the speedster and whatever they are carrying, protecting them from adverse effects of their speed, such as friction with the air.[9]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Speed Force Aura also protects speedsters from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes them much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[10]
    • Superhuman Stamina: The Speed Force grants its conduits with a great increase of stamina, allowing them to fight or run much longer than the average person. Although a great increase, it is not unlimited.[7]
    • Superhuman Speed: The universal factor of being a Speed Force conduit grants its user with imperceptible amounts of speed. All powers that conduits possess derives from their speed.[7]. This also confers:
      • Superhuman Agility: The speedster's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows them to easily maneuver while moving at superhuman speed.[7]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: In conjunction with their enhanced senses, The speedster's reflexes are heightened immesurably, allowing them to dodge or react faster than normal.[7]
    • Vortex Creations: Speed Force conduits are able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating their extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.[11]



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